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Review of BMW i7, Honda Accord Hybrid, Audi Q8 E-Tron, Volvo EX90: Reverse Week

Which 1,000-mile electric car has a carbon fiber body?

Which automaker rejected the idea of ​​an electric car in the United States because it couldn’t compete with fast food wages?

Here’s our look back at the Reversal Week—right here at the Green Car Report—for the week ending November 11, 2022.

in one First time test driving BMW i7 2023, we found this large luxury EV to be surprisingly good in almost every respect—though it’s mostly indistinguishable from its gas-powered 760i sibling, unless you’re a fan. Bimmer’s grave. Think of it as serious competition for the Tesla Model S and Lucid Air, though not as competitive in terms of range.

The Honda Accord Hybrid 2023 is now a key part of the Accord lineup, with a redesigned 11th-generation version previewed this week. Honda is hoping hybrids will account for half of Accord sales, and the Accord Hybrid will feature a sportier, improved version of the two-mode hybrid.

Honda Accord 2023

Honda Accord 2023

With the coming of Toyota Crown 2023, a Test drive Toyota Avalon Hybrid 2022 a reminder that a tough move this big, comfortable, fuel-efficient 43 mpg sedan must follow. Will the all-wheel drive, all-wheel drive Crown achieve the results?

Audi has given its E-Tron and Sportback SUVs a technological and stylistic facelift, renaming it 2023 Audi Q8 E-Tron SUV and Sportback. With sportier tuning, faster charging, and an expected US EPA range of about 300 miles, including a “new trick” to improve efficiency—without adding much weight—it has improved in any appropriate way.

2023 Audi Q8 E-Tron Sportback

2023 Audi Q8 E-Tron Sportback

The Volvo EX90 2024 pointing to the all-electric future of the Swedish brand while providing a parallel entry for the petrol-powered XC90 SUV will continue. But with an expected range of up to 300 miles, three-row seating, expanded safety tech, and two-way charging on the go, it could offer a great mix of strengths for large families.

Volvo EX90 2024

Volvo EX90 2024

The most logical version of Kia EV6 2023 is $7,100 more expensive compared to 2022, with the basic 58 kWh Light version no longer in the lineup and the mid-tier Wind version increasing in price, making the starting price close to $50,000. Kia sets the starting line for the high-performance, 576-horsepower EV6 GT for $62,695.

Lightweight carbon fiber bodywork Aptera .’s 1000-mile tram is being produced by supercar supplier—Italian CPC Group.

Subaru Solterra 2023

Subaru Solterra 2023

According to a recent report, Subaru can’t afford to build electric cars in the US, despite the recent passage of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) that encourages U.S. manufacturing in a variety of ways. Subaru claims it’s related to wages, and that’s a radically different decision than Honda, Hyundai and Kia, which have recently stepped up their US-made EV plans.

Formula E revealed the basics of its upcoming Gen3 racing car earlier this year, and it is the most significant remake of the all-electric race series. But this week it became a reality with the debut of the first Gen3 racer, the Porsche 99X Electric. Like all Gen3, it is shaping up to be lighter and faster, with more resilience—all the things of more exciting racing.

Porsche 99X Electric Gen3 Formula E racing car

Porsche 99X Electric Gen3 Formula E racing car

The Honda e:N2 ideas previews an upcoming model in the Japanese automaker’s electric vehicle joint venture for China—and perhaps a special hint at future Honda EVs. But with the Preamble regarding the GM Ultium, GM’s upcoming affordable EV, Honda’s own dedicated EV platform, Sony-Honda EVs, and the European Honda E, there’s a lot to reconcile.

A software issue that could lead to loss of power steering caused More than 40,000 Tesla vehicles recalled. The recall affecting select 2017-2021 Tesla Model S and Model X vehicles has been fixed with an over-the-air update.

During the transition to electricity, BMW won’t give up on affordable EVs, according to its CEO in recent comments to Reuters. That’s different from the strategy Mercedes-Benz is pursuing – even though BMW has a Mini.

2022 BMW i4 eDrive40

2022 BMW i4 eDrive40

Michigan battery company Our Next Energy (ONE) will deliver cell-to-pack technology for Bollinger’s upcoming commercial EVs. That could be a positive outcome for both, as Bollinger ramps up production in late 2023 and the battery company has built a reputation.

And as part of its quarterly business update, Rivian revealed that it has delay the appearance of R2, a smaller and more affordable model line, through 2026, compared to the 2025 it originally proposed. The R2 platform “will open up global market opportunities” for the EV maker,” it said.

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